This paper discusses different printability challenges for SADP method. Afterward, we propose a SADP-aware detailed routing method, by applying a correct-by-construction approach, to provide SADP-friendly layouts. This method performs detailed routing and layout decomposition concurrently to prevent litho-limited layout configurations. Experimental results show that, compared with a SADP-blind detailed router, the proposed method achieves considerable robustness against lithography imperfection in expense of tolerable wire length overhead.

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